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March 28th, 2019

First Round of Design Grants for 2019

Four nonprofits have received grants of preliminary design services in through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant Program. We'll be helping them activate two sacred spaces and two lots for community use.

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Meet Our Clients: Logan Community Development Corporation
Logan’s North Broad Street commercial corridor has everything from Burger King to a historic theater—but there’s more in store for this neighborhood commercial corridor. Executive...
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Citywide Storefront Challenge Proves “Good Design is Good Business”
The Community Design Collaborative and the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department recently hosted the Citywide Storefront Challenge, an awards program  recognizing...
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Creative Partnership for Revitalization
The Collaborative is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on a pilot program that coordinates architectural and landscape improvements with public...
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Signs of the Future in Philly
Now that a new zoning code is in place for Philadelphia, the City Planning Commission and other public agencies are turning their attention to an unwritten chapter of the code...
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Announcing Philly's First Storefront Challenge!
Have you recently seen a storefront turn from eyesore to eye-catching? The Community Design Collaborative and the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department are looking for...
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A New Look Under the El
Six storeowners along North Frankford Avenue now have a new vision for enhancing their storefronts, thanks to the efforts of Collaborative volunteers who worked with the...
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Corridor Realities
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. While the somewhat-deserved stereotype of Philly storefronts is of display windows are papered over with promotional signage, brutal...
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Commercial Corridors Get a New Look
Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy, North 5th Street in El Centro de Oro, Ridge Avenue in Roxborough, and Lancaster Avenue in Mantua/Powelton Village have gotten facelifts through the...
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Community Dialogue about Baltimore Avenue
A team of Collaborative volunteers is working with Cedar Parks Neighbors to create design strategies for redeveloping the commercial corridor on Baltimore Avenue from 49th to 52nd...
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